Originally Posted by Eskanasi
EDIT3: Will these pads need modding to fit on the t50rps or will they just go right on?
They don't need modding, but they are a PITA to install. Took 1.5 hours to get one on and 40 minutes for the second one. They are just a little bit smaller than Fostex' baffles, have small lips and are made out of plactic that's hard to stretch.
To install them, you have to pre-stretch them with your hands. Get a hold on the outer seal where lips attach to the earpad base, together with the lips, get same hold a centimeter away and pull apart. Move on to the next centimeter. Two full rounds would pre-stretch them enough. You can use hands, as I did, but I got a blister after that. Better use some flat-nose pliers. Of course, don't put all the effort into them, they're resilient but obviously have their limits, it's not possible to reach them with hands, but with pliers you can.
Then, putting them on. I didn't find rolling the lips over to be of any help, as pads are smaller than the baffle. Just insert one side of the baffle between the lips and earpad base, then use one hand to hold positioned lips in place, and other to pick a bit of lips and pull it over baffle edge, then move first hand so to hold a new position. Probably, you'll have to use teeth to pull last bit of lips over the baffle. Then, tape them over as they may slip off in a few days. Better to have someone help you un holding the lips and use small flat non-sharp tweezers to grab and pull the lips. It's really innerving.
They stretch a little when in place, so putting them on second time would be easier.
PS: you can buy T20RP-mk2 from B&H, they're pretty much the same as T50RP, especially form the modder standpoint.
Edited by Nevod - 2/5/12 at 7:46pm